Noir Vignettes

Stacy Garrop (composer)


  • Cello
  • Piano


The film noir genre of 1940s cinema typically includes a strong but flawed male lead (often a detective), a beautiful woman who coerces the male into committing murder or is a killer herself (a “femme fatale”), and a twisting plot line that involves one or more homicides. These movies typically are shot in black and white, with emphasis on shadows and light, alcohol and cigarettes, trench coats and fedoras. Most of the story lines do not have happy endings. Inspired by this genre, Noir Vignettes consists of four movements, each depicting an aspect of film noir: Murder at Midnight, Loaded Gun, Femme Fatale, and Last Cigarette. Also available for doublebass and piano (114-41811, $19.99) at normal discount.
SKU: 114-41863
Duration: 13:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the University of Illinois Research Board on behalf of Michael Cameron for the Sonata Project
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 32
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-64272-4
ISBN: 978-1-4911-1406-3
I. Murder at Midnight
II. Loaded Gun
III. Femme Fatale
IV. Last Cigarette
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